Charles Robert Darwin
Last seen: Charles Darwin was taking a holiday in the Lake District in Ullswater, England in July 1881 after working on "The circumnavigating Movements of plants & bloom" and publishing The Power of Movement in Plants Assisted by Francis Darwin
Charles Darwin stayed at Glenridding House on Ullswater Lake and came with members of his family for his last holiday before he died
- Provided scientific evidence that all species of life have evolved over time from one or a few common ancestors via natural selection.
- His book "On the Origin of Species" established evolution by common descent as the dominant scientific explanation of diversification in nature.
- On his 5 year Beagle survey, he noted a variety of geological features, fossils and organisms in many places around the world, including Africa, Australia, the Oceanic Islands, the Galapagos Islands, and other places in Europe and other countries. He collected a large number of specimens, many that were new to science.
- His studies as a geologist discovered the formation of coral atolls.
- He researched natural and sexual selection in humans and animals and published his theories in multiple books. His 5 theories were evolution, common descent, that species multiply, gradualism, and natural selection.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change” - Charles Darwin
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